Nine Mile Creek

Nine Mile Creek

Ninemile Creek, located in Ononadaga County, begins as the outflow of Otisco Lake and flows for approximately 22 miles to Onondaga Lake. There are five miles of Pulic Fishing Rights (PFR) along this medium sized mostlty open stream. Ninemile Creek is a very popular trout destination as it supports good numbers of both stocked and wild brown trout, and its only a short drive from Syracuse. There are five PFR parking areas and many unofficial pulloffs along the stream. The upper section of stream between Otisco Lake and the Village of Marcellus primarily supports warmwater fish like tiger musky, smallmouth bass, and some common carp, but trout are also stocked to support a put-and-take fishery. The tiger musky are escapees from fish stocked in the lake. Both wild and stocked brown trout along with the occasional wild brook trout are found in the middle section of stream from Marcellus to Camillus. This section contains the best trout habitat mainly due to a number of cold water springs in the area, making the water temperature more hospitable for trout. Between Camillus and the end of Ninemile Creek at Onondaga Lake, warmerwater fish become more adundant in the stream again but wild brown trout are still present nearly all the way to the lake. Most of the fishing pressure takes place during spring and early summer shortly after the trout are stocked. The stream is stocked annually by Onondaga County’s Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery with 22,000 brown trout of various sizes.

Nine Mile Creek

Nine Mile Creek